GamCare, a registered charity, is the leading authority on the provision of information, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling in the UK.
GamCare takes a non-judgmental approach on gambling. GamCare does not wish to restrict the choices or opportunities for anyone to operate or engage in gambling opportunities that are available legally and operated responsibly.
They strive to develop strategies that will:
- Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling
- Promote a responsible approach to gambling
- Address the needs of those adversely affected by a gambling dependency
Counseling and Advice
GamCare offers a variety of counseling services and communication channels for those who are affected by problem gambling. Individuals can receive information, advice, support or counseling through their National Helpline, counseling service, or email service.
National Telephone Helpline - 0808 802 0133
This is a confidential service, open to individuals experiencing gambling problems, and any relative, friend employer etc who wants information, support or counseling over the phone. Professionals working with a gambler can also call for information and advice. This service is available 8am-midnight at a lo-call rate.
GamCare is pleased to be able to offer counseling sessions from their office at 7-11 St. John’s Hill London SW11 1TR or through partners across GB. For further information please contact the GamCare Helpline on 0808 802 0133 (UK only).
NetLine (UK Only)
Are you suffering through your own or somebody else's gambling problem? Talk live online to one of GamCare's trained advisors who can offer counselling support, information, and advice. The NetLine currently operates 7 x days a week between the hours of 8am and midnight. For more information, see NetLine.
You can also obtain support and advice by visiting the GamCare forum, for peer to peer advice and support, the forum is moderated by GamCare advisors.
For more information on GamCare, visit the GamCare home page.